Google Stock Tops $1,000 Mark for First Time

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DarkQuark

Well of course their stock is silly high. If you had a company that acquired a product for free (your information) and was used to make hand over fist profit you could do the same thing. It is not rocket science.

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GreenTurtle

Facebook does and their stock is flat...

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DarkQuark

Comparing Facebook to Google in this respect is like comparing the NFL to Highschool football. Both play the same game but one is far more practiced, experienced and talent heavy.

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vrmlbasic

Serious competition for Google can't come soon enough. Preferably competition that doesn't give our info to the feds and doesn't massively shill for a political candidate only to then do all that they can to avoid the anti-business policies enacted by that candidate.

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zamowo17

my gf's aunt just got an awesome 6 month old Volkswagen Touareg by working parttime off of a pc. Read Full Report ........jobs64.com

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John Pombrio

Until there is real competition, Google is not as relevant anymore and loses its "bling", or the founders are kicked out. I was at HP during the great gold rush days when Hewlett and Packard were running the company and the "HP Way". Free coffee, pastries, party on Fridays, big picnics, good raises, "sales conferences" in exotic places, two or three stock splits, the whole enchilada. Now it has been split up several times, been looted by the major shareholders and senior management for $100 billion dollars, and the stock price is half of what it was 5 years ago.
Enjoy your time in the sun, Google. It won't last.

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ike301

@John Pombrio

Were you let go by Google or something? Your hate filled rant is not supported by anything factual. If you think Google is going anywhere anytime soon, you are delusional.

What's your beef with Google by the way? Ads? Then don't use their services. They are not forcing you in anyway to use their products. Who would you prefer to take their place, Apple? Maybe Microsoft?

Believe it or not, they have great services which I use daily for personal and business use. Many other people do as well. For all those complaining about Google handing info over to the feds, do you honestly believe that Microsoft, Apple, Verizon, AT&T, Yahoo & AOL, to name a few, have not done the same? It's grow up time John.

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DarkQuark

Why not hate Google? They take your information, habits and other personal identifiers that they acquire for nothing and use it to make buttloads of cash. By they way they do that normally by offering you those great services you refer too.

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GreenTurtle

Again... if you don't like it, or the company, don't use the services. Simple solution.

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JosephColt

That's not likely to happen, there is a big difference between HP and Google.

Google is almost like a utility that is essential to everyday life, it's not going anywhere anytime soon or the foreseeable future. Google is a great company to work at. They have high standards and are always improving themselves to make the best out of the company.

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vrmlbasic

It seems to me that the way you describe Google today is exactly how John Pombrio described HP as being back in "the day".

I'm amazed by some of HP's older tech: I've seen some of their calculators and frequency analyzers from eons ago still running today (unfortunately their calculators are "backwards" to me as TI monopolized the public school curriculum). I find it hard to believe that this rugged tech was produced by the same company that pumped out the low-grade printers and desktops in the 90s through today; I can't believe that "HP" was once a name that meant a quality product.

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JosephColt

You do make a good point, but HP wasn't all that critical to the life style of a billion people. In 10 years who knows, maybe they will just have a longer life span, but Google is a different beast in my view here.

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Renegade Knight

He's right. Companies ebb and flow. HP was once awesome. Now they are a bunch of meh.

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MiGreen

You sure get excited over advertising revenues, and I'm happy for you that you have made some money. Things around here are getting easier to understand all the time.